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    GOP Senators Led By Graham Slam Trump Jan. 6 Pardon Promise

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    Some Senate Republicans criticize and ridicule President Donald J. Trump’s words about granting pardons to politically persecuted Americans over the events of Jan. 6, 2021, because they never stand firm in their support and defense of the America First agenda, which they profess to support.

    “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump’s closest allies, said that granting pardons to Jan. 6 protesters is a bad idea,” The Hill reported.

    While practically the whole investigation into the events and participants of January 6th has been biased towards Trump supporters, it is surprising to see Graham condemning individuals for presuming their motivations and accepting the business line about what transpired on that day.

    Graham, described by The Hill as  “one of Trump’s staunchest allies in the Senate”, stated that awarding pardons to anyone who attempted to intimidate and obstruct members from performing their duties would be a poor precedent.

    “It reinforces violence. The people who defiled the Capitol and took the law in their own hands deserve to be brought to justice,” he stated.

    Graham’s remarks come as the US House subcommittee ostensibly examining the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, recommences the public phase of its investigation and plans at least two more hearings in the following weeks in an attempt to tarnish Trump and his supporters.

    Graham, though, appears to have reached a conclusion on the situation.

    “Pardons are given to people who admit misconduct, rehabilitate themselves. They’re not supposed to be used for other purposes,” Graham said.

    More members of the Republican Party are condemning Trump’s vow to pardon the January 6 protestors, arguing that he has made improper remarks.

    Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who is often a solid Trump friend, stated, “I don’t think potential candidates should hold pardons out as a promise.”

    “It’s somewhat problematic for me on a moral level and an ethical level — sort of like promising other giveaways to particular individuals.

    “I prefer avoiding those kinds of things,” Cramer said.

    The Hill published further information about the repercussions of Trump’s pledge to defend Americans:

    Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said he wouldn’t support granting pardons to people convicted of crimes because of their actions on Jan. 6.

    “If he were elected, he would have a constitutional ability to do it,” he said of Trump’s promise of pardons. “I would disagree with it. I think there was insurrection and I think these folks need to be punished.

    “I was there. This was truly violent. People were injured, people were killed. I have very little mercy for the individuals that were involved in that activity that day,” Rounds added. CONTINUE READING…

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